puzzle

Definitions:

  • Something, such as a game, toy, or problem, that requires ingenuity and often persistence in solving or assembling.
  • Something that baffles or confuses; an enigma.
  • The condition of being perplexed; bewilderment.
  • To baffle or confuse mentally by presenting or being a difficult problem or matter. <i>synonym</i>: <strong> perplex</strong>.
  • To clarify or solve (something confusing) by reasoning or study.
  • To be perplexed.
  • To ponder over a problem in an effort to solve or understand it.
  • A difficult question or problem; specifically, a riddle, or a toy or contrivance which is designed to try one's ingenuity.
  • Embarrassment; perplexity: as, to be in a <em>puzzle</em>, or in a state of <em>puzzle.</em>
  • To perplex or pose with or as with difficult points, problems, or questions; put to a stand; gravel.
  • To entangle; make intricate.
  • To resolve or discover by long cogitation or careful investigation; make out by mental labor; cogitate: with <em>out.</em>
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> <em>Perplex</em>, etc. (see <internalXref urlencoded="embarrass">embarrass</internalXref>), pose, nonplus, bewilder, stagger.
  • To be bewildered; be perplexed or posed.
  • Something which perplexes or embarrasses; especially, a toy or a problem contrived for testing ingenuity; also, something exhibiting marvelous skill in making.
  • The state of being puzzled; perplexity.
  • To be bewildered, or perplexed.
  • To work, as at a puzzle.
  • To perplex; to confuse; to embarrass; to put to a stand; to nonplus.
  • To make intricate; to entangle.
  • To solve by ingenuity, as a puzzle; -- followed by <ex>out</ex>.
  • Anything that is difficult to <xref>understand</xref> or make sense of.
  • A <xref>game</xref> for one person that is more or less difficult to <xref>work out</xref> or complete.
  • A <xref>crossword puzzle</xref>.
  • A <xref>jigsaw puzzle</xref>.
  • A <xref>riddle</xref>.
  • To <xref>perplex</xref> (someone).
  • be a mystery or bewildering to
  • a game that tests your ingenuity
  • a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution
  • be uncertain about; think about without fully understanding or being able to decide
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